A-PACE Endorses Booz for Alexandria School Board District B
The Alexandria Political Action Committee for Education (A-PACE) has endorsed School Board District B incumbent candidate Kelly Carmichael Booz for a second term. Booz received this endorsement for her strong leadership on issues important to Alexandria’s teachers and students. She has more than a decade of experience working with public school students, teachers, and administrators in Alexandria and throughout Virginia.
A-PACE is the premiere political action group for education issues in Alexandria and is an arm of the Education Association of Alexandria (EAA) Teachers’ Association.
“We endorsed Kelly for a second term because she has demonstrated leadership fighting for the needs of our teachers and Education Support Professionals (ESPs) in Alexandria,” said Dawn Lucas, President of the EAA. “As an educator, she understands the value that teachers and ESPs bring to improving the lives of students. At board meetings, she not only actively inquires about student impact and achievement, but also teacher and ESP impact when making policy decisions.”
“As an educator, school board member and wife of a high school teacher, I am honored and humbled to accept the endorsement of A-PACE and all those who work on the front lines with our students,” said Booz. “We are seeing great momentum in Alexandria Public Schools and that momentum starts with our teachers and education support professionals.”
Booz currently serves on the Alexandria Redistricting Steering Committee and on the Virginia Standards of Learning Innovation Committee after being appointed by Governor McAuliffe last year. Booz previously served on the Talented and Gifted (TAG) Committee, Youth Sports Committee and as Chair for an ad hoc Community Engagement Committee.
Booz works for the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) as the Partnership Development Lead for Sharemylesson.com, which provides free and quality teacher resources and professional development. Booz previously served as the Director of Civic Education at the Center for the Constitution at James Madison’s Montpelier and as an educator leading civics and government classes for middle and high school students at the Close Up Foundation, a non-partisan organization headquartered in Alexandria.
Booz and her husband, a 15-year public high school teacher, reside in the Taylor Run neighborhood with their daughter, Madeline. Booz graduated from elementary and secondary public schools, received a Masters of Education from the University of Virginia and a BA from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. Booz is also a graduate of the University of Virginia’s Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership.
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